What Can Parents Learn from the “Momo Challenge” Hoax?

This past week, social media was flooded with warnings to parents and caregivers about the “Momo Challenge.” This challenge has been described as a “suicide game” and reportedly utilizes shocking imagery and hidden messaging to encourage kids to harm themselves. Local schools sent notifications home to parents to address the … Read More

Mom Guilt: Confessions of a Therapist- Part One

As moms, we have all asked ourselves this question – am I doing this right? After all, we have been charged with raising a human being, so it makes sense to want to get it right! Mothers are faced with countless decisions. Even before having your first child, there is … Read More

Mom Guilt: Confessions of a Therapist- Part Two

How do I know if I’m doing this right? I recently posted a blog about our desire as moms to get things right as we make decisions about how to parent and raise our children.  In that article, I stated that often there is not a “right” answer but there … Read More

When Summer Vacation Doesn’t Feel Like Vacation

(The Importance of Maintaining Routine During the Summer, Part 2) I recently wrote a blog about the importance of maintaining routine during the summer months. Routines are important for all children as they create a sense of safety and security, allowing children to thrive.  However, routines can be essential for … Read More

Importance of Maintaining Routine During the Summer: Part 1

School has ended, and for some parents, this is an exciting time – no more morning alarms and carpools!  These parents are eager to have more time with their children and create a summer that is filled with adventures! And for others, the loss of the school schedule creates a … Read More

Mom Guilt: Confessions of a Therapist – Part 1

Mom guilt. We’ve all heard that expression. And if you’re a mother, you know all too deeply how that feels! Motherhood is a wonderfully, beautiful, challenging thing. But as a culture, we have stripped motherhood of both its joy and human-ness, filling it with guilt and shame. Over these next … Read More

How to Emotionally Prepare Your Child for Summer Camp

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching (if you’ve not yet already reached it!) and summer is right around the corner. You’ve done your research and have found what you believe to be the best possible camp for your child.  You’ve completed all the registration forms, filled out … Read More